Axiata appoints three senior executives

Axiata Group has appointed three executives in a bid to strengthen its management team.

The appointments are a result of the group’s expansion and growth, according to Dato' Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, president and group CEO of Axiata.

Hans Wijayasuriya, presently CEO of Dialog Group in Sri Lanka, will serve additionally as regional CEO in South Asia. Its operations include Dialog, Robi in Bangladesh, Idea in India and Ncell in Nepal, upon completion of the acquisition.

Dominic Arena, previously managing director of AEC Advisory, was appointed chief strategy officer. He replaces Rene Werner who has held a dual role as group chief strategy officer and chief strategy officer for Celcom. Werner will focus fully on Celcom. 

Mohd Asri Hassan has been appointed group head of business operations where he will be in charge of Axiata’s new business units, Qorus Alliance and managing the performance of operating companies and coordinating groupwide and direct synergies. Most recently, Hassan was strategic partner with South Asia private equity company Capital Partners.

“We have always invested in our people with the understanding that this is crucial in achieving continued and sustainable growth. After close to a decade of talent and leadership development across the Group, Axiata is now in a unique position to access talent from within as well as attract high-calibre industry professionals to take up leadership positions,” said Ibrahim. “I am confident that this team, with their accomplished track records, will build value for our shareholders and successfully transitions the Group into a new generation telco”.